The International Rescue Committee helps refugees and asylees escaping oppression or violent conflict to rebuild their lives and achieve self-sufficiency in this country.
La Cocina assists low-income and socio-economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs with a focus on immigrant women, who operate informal food related businesses but who lack sufficient capital, market access, and business experience to expand these endeavors into viable micro-enterprises. Through its efforts to enhance low-income entrepreneurs’ business profits, La Cocina strives to increase owner household incomes, create additional employment opportunities within the community, and enhance family and community quality of life.
Raphael House helps homeless families achieve stable housing and financial independence while strengthening family bonds and personal dignity. In addition to providing the basic services of food, shelter, and clothing, Raphael House offers a warm and nurturing environment to help families rebuild their lives, and provides the tools and training to equip the families to be self-sufficient, happy and productive.
The San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center is a community-based non-profit dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect. More than thirty years ago, the Junior League of San Francisco first partnered with this organization to create the TALK Line, a crisis hot line for parents and caregivers that now handles more than 14,000 calls every year. This year, the Junior League returns to the Center to partner again through a number of different events and programs designed to directly reach the families served by the Center, including providing workshops, events and family dinners for the Center's families.
We are proud to announce the addition of the Pomeroy Recreation & Rehabilitation Center to our community programs for the 2011-12 League year. The Pomeroy Recreation & Rehabilitation Center serves nearly 2,000 people every week. Our center has been acknowledged nationally and internationally for pioneering recreation programs for people with developmental disabilities and for leadership in vocational rehabilitation, education, respite care and community-based programs. Our range of services has expanded from San Francisco to San Mateo counties.